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The first sentence in the article states "Since 1780, the United States has maintained diplomatic relations with Russia." However, this is not entirely correct. It appears that between 1919 and 1933, the United States did not maintain an embassy and did not recognize the new government of Russia. ++Arx Fortis (talk) 07:08, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
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The result of the proposal was move per request.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 14:04, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
Ambassador of the United States to Russia -> United States Ambassador to Russia - To make the title of this article consistent with the 150+ other articles in this series, which are all titled "United States Ambassador to ...". See "Ref" column in the table in the article Ambassadors of the United States. oooLife of Riley (T-C) 21:16, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
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You say this is a list of U.S. ambassadors to Russia. It is not. It lists both ambassadors and persons who weren't. I mean, huh?
Moreover, the only way to identify the ambassadors requires reading fine print in the rightmost column. Doing so cumulatively requires reading that field for every entry in one's scope. Making it not a list. Pity the poor student who's been asked to name the first ambassador to Russia and spouts the first entry in the list. Cue the gong.
1. At the risk of being obvious: a) in the first column, italicize names of persons not ambassadors, and b) add a note after the list title (not at the bottom of the table), saying italicization denotes that.
2. Propagate this fix across all lists of U.S. ambassadors.
Jimlue (talk) 18:54, 2 December 2018 (UTC)